Daniil Medvedev Spotted Mocking Novak Djokovic’s Injury Ahead of Australian Open

Daniil Medvedev Spotted Mocking Novak Djokovic’s Injury Ahead of Australian Open

  • Novak Djokovic recovered from an injury scare to ease past Daniil Medvedev at the Adelaide International
  • Medvedev had earlier been seen seemingly mocking the Serbian star who had to get medical attention
  • The Adelaide International will pave way for the Australian Open with top stars Carlos Alcaraz, Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams set to miss out

Daniil Medvedev seemingly made fun of Novak Djokovic's injury scare during the Adelaide International as the Australian Open draws closer.

Djokovic faced the Russian star in the semifinals and was able to shrug off an injury to win the game and send a defiant message.

Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic, Australian Open, Adelaide International
Novak Djokovic stretches during his clash against Daniil Medvedev on January 7th. Photo by Peter MundyIcon Sportswire
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The World Number Five had to sit out for a while to get some medical attention. Daily Express reports that it was a muscle tweak but the Serb overcame it to beat Medvedev.

A section of social media users are convinced that Medvedev was mocking Djokovic. A video circulating online shows him clutching at his hamstring.

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@tedtodorovic said:

"I think this is a light joke between great friends. Do not forget Daniils humility after beating Novak in 2021."

@LaleiniaDaniela tweeted:

"He wasn't making fun of Nole, please, it was more of the dry, wry humour we've grown used to seeing from Daniil. It was more like frustration with a wry smile that he still couldn't get over the Serb."

Djokovic recovered to beat his rival 6-3 6-4 and set up a Sunday final clash against Sebastian Korda. The Australian Open begins on January 16th at the Melbourne Park where Rafael Nadal will be looking to retain his title.

Ons Jabeur joins Naomi Osaka's agency

At the same time, Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has once again shown her business acumen, by signing Tunisian prodigy Ons Jabeur to her own agency.

Sports Brief reported that Jabeur becomes the latest personality to join Osaka's sports management agency Evolve, after Australia's Nick Kyrgios last year.

Osaka's foreseeable future in tennis remains in doubt, as she continues to play her cards close to her chest. She has not participated in any Word Tennis Association (WTA) events to signal a return to the court.

Source: SportsBrief.com